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Essential Legal Framework

Erich Pommer Institut

ESSENTIAL LEGAL FRAMEWORK (ELF) is a long-running training series featuring residential workshops, online courses (eTraining) and from 2022 on, compact online seminars. The training equips audiovisual professionals with crucial skills and competences with an emphasis on legal and business aspects. The training activities offer relevant topics, hands-on information, acclaimed experts and valuable networking, employing a variety of formats and methodologies.




Without project


Junior , Intermediate , Senior

The workshops welcome 5-8 experts as well as 25-30 participants, whereas for the eTraining, there is no limitation to the number of participants. The online seminars can accommodate up to 50 participants each. With its broad profile throughout content, format and methodology, the training series helps audiovisual professionals enhance their skills and competences, update their industry knowledge with a focus on legal and financial aspects, grow their professional pan-European and international networks and advance their careers. By introducing new business models and working methods, including digital tools, audiovisual professionals are encouraged to hone their entrepreneurial skills and build sustainable and competitive businesses.

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The Erich Pommer Institut (EPI) is one of the leading providers of professional training in the German and European media landscape and an independent think tank.

EPI has been a non-profit limited liability company by the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and the University of Potsdam since 1998. As an affiliated institute of the Film University, the EPI acts as a central link between the audiovisual industry, academia and research. This allows us to quickly identify current developments in the media business as well as challenges in the digital world.

We have made it our mission to offer programs that meet those challenges and accompany media professionals in their next career steps. Top-class conferences deal with current tasks in the audiovisual industry and create an open dialog with international experts. In addition to producing independent studies and expert reports, EPI provides consulting services to companies, associations and institutions.

Our programs are supported and funded by strong national and international partners.

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